Okay, here’s the deal.

I’ve had people tell me that I should write a book. Any book at all, because they think my writing ability is up to the task. Not sure if I agree with them, but the idea has been percolating in my head for a while now, dancing about like the Sugar Plum Fairy around the holidays.
Like many writers before me, there’s a certain amount of hesitation, causing what I call the paralysis of analysis. What if it’s no good? What if I flop?

What if–?

The what if? questioning keeps us from moving a project forward. It’s a bundle of unspecified fears that stops many in their tracks, and those dreams they had unfulfilled.
I think it’s caused by the fact that when it’s all said, we don’t actually hold ourselves accountable for any dreams or desires…plus, there’s all that work involved that looks pretty daunting at times.
So things never move onward, and die.
You never find out what may have been; because you never started.
The key would seem to be to take the plunge, leap off the edge. Start something, and see where you end up.

This is what this post is about. Today, I’m announcing and making a serious commitment to write a book, and you can come along for this wild ride too.

Here’s the agenda:
  • Beginning December 1, 2016, I will write a portion of my book daily .
  • I will share with you what my day’s goal is, the tools I will be using, and where things stand.
  • You’ll hear about what obstacles I run into, and the ways to overcome them.
  • The book will be finished and published by June 1, 2017.

That’s it. All that’s needed now is a last element. YOU.

You see, all this is going to appear on my site Write Now. It’s the only place you’ll be able to track my progress, ask questions, exchange ideas and experiences. That means that if you go to Write Now, you’ll be making the commitment to follow along from start to finish. You may even be writing your own project right alongside me, and we’ll go on the journey together.

There is one absolute requirement that I ask you to make: comment on Write Now as we go along, and share your thoughts, stories, and observations.

Tomorrow is Launch Day. I’m ready to start. Are you?


Copyright 2016 John Lewis

All rights reserved. Anyone wishing to republish this content, in whole or in part, contact info@aqualifeadventures.com for permission.

John Lewis is a freelance writer and editor for hire. Reach him at jlewis@aqualifeadventures.com . To see more of his product write-ups on LinkedIn, join the group Products In Search of A Market . On Facebook, join Products in Search of a Market (Facebook). He also writes for the site Crowdfunding Hell.

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